Giant Reports, a colloquial term for a portion of the Airfield Suitability and Runway Report (ASRR), are informational documents created by AMC which are marked For Official Use Only (FOUO), and are exempt from release under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The FOUO designation on Giant Reports currently prevents ForeFlight from organically hosting them within the app, however Military Flight Bag users can still utilize Giant Reports through ForeFlight’s Content Packs feature, available with MFB Performance subscriptions.
Begin by visiting aerodata.nga.mil with your CAC or Disadvantaged User credentials to download the ready-made zip file that is compatible with ForeFlight as-is. Do not rename or unzip the file.
Once uploaded, your Giant Reports can be accessed via More > Custom Content > Content Packs, or by Airports > Procedures > Other.
They can be added to the MISC section of an applicable Flight Binder in the Plates as well.
Note that with the 13.4 Release, ForeFlight implemented logic to automatically flag Giant Reports as Expired when 8 days after the publication date (listed in file title) have elapsed. Your Giant Reports will still be functional, however an Expired banner will advise if you are using a Giant Report that is more than 1 week old.
Our June release answered a long-time customer request with Hold Advisor, advanced the state of the art in digital charts with Augmented ProceduresTM, introduced a map-based preview of engine-out procedures as part of our advanced Runway Analysis product, and more.
Easily insert a holding pattern anywhere in your route with Hold Advisor two ways: by using Procedure Advisor at the top right of the FPL Editor or by tapping any waypoint in your route or elsewhere on the map.
Through Procedure Advisor, the fix defaults to the final waypoint in your route but you can change it to any waypoint in your route, or any other named waypoint.
Hold Advisor provides parameters for inbound or outbound legs, the pattern’s length (defined by either time or distance), left or right turns, and additional options such as altitude and speed.
ForeFlight does not yet support sending holding patterns to connected avionics via Flight Plan Transfer.
Hold Advisor is included in ForeFlight Pro Plus and Business Pro subscription plans and above.
Quickly find the appropriate minimum for an approach procedure and display it as part of your route to supplement the plate and reduce the risk of errors.
Powered by high-quality procedure data from Jeppesen, Augmented Procedures uses your aircraft’s approach category and any relevant equipment outages to instantly determine the appropriate minimum for a given procedure and approach type. Once selected, the minimum appears as a prominent magenta marker on top of the plate at the missed approach point, serving as a quick and easy reference during one of the most stressful parts of any IFR flight.
Augmented ProceduresTM is available with ForeFlight Performance Plus and Business Performance subscription plans.
Runway Analysis: New Aircraft
ForeFlight’s runway and obstacle analysis capability for jets now supports several new aircraft types, with more on the way.
Runway Analysis, both for individual and business accounts, is available to purchase alongside ForeFlight Performance subscription plans.
Runway Analysis: EOP Visualization
Preview ground tracks and textual instructions for available engine-out procedures (EOPs) in Runway Analysis.
Tap on the Engine Out Procedure line in the Takeoff Analysis page to open the EOP selector.
The list of available EOPs appears below a map centered on the departure airport.
Not all EOPs support visualization, including VOR-based EOPs from Jeppesen, but the textual instructions for these still appear in the list below the map.
Engine Out Procedures are a critical component of Runway Analysis, which is available to purchase alongside ForeFlight Performance subscription plans for individual and business accounts.
Military Flight Bag: Select Multiple MTR Types
Government and military pilots using ForeFlight Military Flight Bag can now view multiple types of Military Training Routes on the map at once. Pilots can choose any combination of Instrument, Visual, and Slow Routes to better support mission requirements.
With the Aeronautical Map enabled, open the Map Settings menu and tap Military Training Routes to select the type(s) of MTR to display.
VFR Arrival/Departure Routes for Europe and Korea are now available to our Military Flight Bag customers. These documents include general and regional information as well as detailed procedures for many airports and heliports. Specific airport information was previously available in the Airport and Plates views, but now regional and supplemental information is available inside our Documents Catalog.
To download these new documents, tap the Catalog button inside the Documents view of ForeFlight Mobile. Select the DOD catalog and scroll to the Supplements section.
ForeFlight’s Military Flight Bag (MFB) is a service available to US military and government pilots who have approval to access the Department of Defense Flight Information Publications, or FLIP. MFB supports the global flight operations of these pilots by providing a worldwide geo-referenced library of Department of Defense approach plates, airport diagrams, and chart coverage, all fully integrated with the ForeFlight Mobile Pro app.
Plate on Maps view is shown in the moving map mode with a geo-referenced FLIP approach chart.
For even greater situational awareness, pilots can overlay the geo-referenced procedures and diagrams onto IFR enroute charts, VFR sectionals, and other base maps for a seamless moving map view of own ship position along with hazard and weather information.
Organize Flight Information Publication documents and more into binders. Stay current with Document Syncing.
ForeFlight’s Document manager organizes Flight Information Publications like Airfield Qualification Program (AQP) pages, Planning Change Notices, Area Planning Documents, Chart Supplements, Enroute Change Notices, and Terminal Change Notices.
Customers can also import their own documents and, with Document Syncing, keep all crew members up to date with current procedures and operating manuals. To ensure compliance, administrators can add and remove documents and monitor database currency on each device via a web-based tool.
Keeping MFB data current is easy via the in-app Download manager. This capability eliminates the need for the DVD, and all charts, documents and data are encrypted and delivered via Wi-Fi Internet.
View Airfield Qualification Program (AQP) pages, Planning Change Notices, Chart Supplements, and more.
Trace your taxi route using annotations and view own ship position on geo-referenced airport diagrams.
The DOD download options are shown in the Download Manager view.
By tapping in to the DOD option, you can select the geo-regions you wish to download for use.
Military Flight Bag can be purchased by qualified individual pilots on the ForeFlight website for $274.99 per year. Customers with an existing ForeFlight Mobile Standard or Pro service, will see a pro-rated credit at checkout for Military Flight Bag. To get started, visit www.foreflight.com/military.
Organizations that are interested in multi-pilot accounts should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing information. Multi-pilot accounts are great for crews who wish to manage ForeFlight access for two or more pilots in a single administrative interface.